My Experience In College

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I never in a million years imagined that I would be a sophomore in college at Forest Park at seventeen. I imagined myself at McKinley surrounded by a bunch of seniors trying not to catch the dreaded senioritis. College wasn't on my mind when I was handed a letter containing the greatest opportunity that I've had and possibly the greatest I will ever have. I was chosen to be a guinea pig for a new upcoming program that would allow juniors in high school to take community college classes on campus instead of attending their old high school. Participants were enrolled in both their old high school and at Forest Park but would only take classes on campus. They were allowed to have the freedom to do after school activities and sports at their high school. The program would allow participants to graduate in two years with a high school diploma and an associate's degree completely free with no strings attached.
The thought of going into college at such an early age both terrified me and excited me. To even to be considering going to college at sixteen seemed unreal. I never expected that I would be attending college at sixteen while all my other friends were going into their junior year of high school. On the one hand, I would finally be in classes with people who took education as seriously as I did. On the other hand, I was afraid I was too immature and didn't have enough life experience to contribute to the topics of conversation. The benefits of the program outweighed the

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